Compare BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Quest KACE Systems Management

BMC TrueSight Network Automation is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. BMC TrueSight Network Automation is rated 7.6, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Network Automation writes "Enables us to maintain and consistently deploy network device configurations, but the setup has not gone smoothly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "This product made the job easy to do, without having to go put hands on the machines. This made things more convenient and more efficient". BMC TrueSight Network Automation is most compared with Micro Focus Network Automation, Cisco DNA Center and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with SCCM, BigFix and Ansible. See our BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.
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Pros
Depending on who's looking at the data, they need to configure that data in different ways, and the dashboards help us to do that better than what was previously available.The backup and restore configurations are really helpful for a number of network devices, as you can automate them, then know what changes have been done, who made the changes, etc. So, it's quite helpful in the network management area.It is helpful if you schedule daily or weekly archiving for your config groups. Then, you can go by what are in those configuration groups, before and after, if you make changes. So, configuration management is really helpful in network management.We use it to back up configurations so the configuration management is valuable for us.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to have an overview of all devices that are accessing our environment.This product made the job easy to do without having to go put hands on the machines.The ability to push an image to a machine, wake that image up, and just blast a new image to a computer without even having to touch it, and then push the software to that machine. This just made things so much more convenient for us and so much more efficient.

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We've been working with BMC support in various ways such as to allow for the high-availability components to the TSIMs to work together. There have been issues there. We've seen randomness in how other pieces of the software work. Integration with the Presentation Server and the TSIMs has been a challenge. The ports that are required for HA to be utilized were not clearly documented anywhere. In fact, they still aren't documented online anywhere, even though we managed to pull it out of some of their support people.I would like to see more device supported features, mostly on the new brands and models coming in. For any new version or model, it should be supported by the tool, especially the newest versions. For example, the newest devices, like Aruba Wireless, and routers need support from the tool.For customized compliance, it takes some effort to implement things. If the device configuration is quite complex, then you have to do quite number of customizations in the DNA tool for out-of-the-box compliance. These regular expressions have to be modified based on the requirements of the compliance.I'd like to be able to get more devices into compliance with standards, but that means running additional rule sets and that takes time.

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I think it should have the ability to have the applications automatically update. It would be really helpful if this would override what the user might choose to do.The only hiccups we had were some power issues, where the box was a little under-powered early on.Imaging becomes a problem when you start to try to go beyond doing more than thirty or forty machines at a time. We initially tried to do that virtually and it just, it wouldn't work.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There's a fee for the licenses themselves, per contract, and then we have a yearly licensing fee that's many thousands of dollars. But that's not just for TrueSight, that's also for support for ITSM, Atrium Orchestrator, BBNA, and other BMC tools in the environment.

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It was a very attractive price. This is a huge feature of this product. If you would "credit score" this product versus others out there on the market, this one has a very attractive price.It may be more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network AutomationDell KACE Systems Management
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Overview

Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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